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01-19-2014, 08:19 AM
I've noticed when I close the game and Uplay tells me how long I've been playing there is an Adtech ad in the screen anyone else have this oddity? http://i.imgur.com/sZFejHY.png

01-19-2014, 11:37 AM
No I just get an advert for season pass usually.... but to be honest I don't really notice much when I'm shutting the game.... Is your name "LeftistHominid" any reference to the red howler monkey ? :D

01-19-2014, 08:57 PM
No I just get an advert for season pass usually.... but to be honest I don't really notice much when I'm shutting the game.... Is your name "LeftistHominid" any reference to the red howler monkey ? :D

How could it be a reference to a howler monkey? Those things are New World monkeys, not hominids by any definition. I made this alias years ago in high school, Leftist because I am liberal, hominid because I was interested in human evolution (and still am and I am now a graduate student in biological anthropology, so it is still relevant).

01-20-2014, 12:22 AM
Too true, that does make it relevant... I was merely making the tenuous link between "leftist" (politically red) and hominid (primate to us laymen) and realising the game had a red howler monkey.... I thought you were being humourous in a very subtle way.... as it turns out it is simply a coincidence.
Perhaps Adtech are the company responsible for placing the advertisements for games in that closing box and maybe your game defaults to their logo.....

01-20-2014, 04:49 AM
Apparently another Steam user has had this problem. http://steamcommunity.com/app/242050/discussions/0/648816742672124086/. I've read that previously there have been people getting Adtech banner ads in AC:R's Uplay launch screen.

(Also, we Americans are a bit backwards relative to Europe. Here Blue has been Democratic and Red has been Republican since the Bush-Gore recount fiasco (which according to Ubisoft was caused by the Templars, see http://assassinscreed.wikia.com/wiki/Florida))

01-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Apparently it only affects steam versions, I did find this http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/700515-Why-is-UPlay-showing-Ads/page2? so it has been reported and fixed in the past, maybe you can chase it there.
The only thing I've seen about the bush gore recount was that it was caused by Bender from futurama :D... (sorry just remembering one of my favourite episodes)
Thanks for the link... I haven't seen that before... but you cannot trust us english and our secret societies. Since I started playing AC it piqued my interest and I have delved into the subject of freemasons and knights templar.
It's quite fascinating (the historical side) and their disappearance around the time freemasonry began. The myths and rumours range from possibilities to descendants from aliens.
Templars.. I mean freemasons ;) are just a group of people with small commercial interests with no inner circle of extremely powerful templars influencing the worlds leaders and decision making in any way... ;).
One rumour was that when they went to the new world they infiltrated all sides in order to guarantee the right outcomes. Surely not... us british people have never gone out into the world and tried to colonize it.... to call it a commonwealth or the british empire... we're simply not that underhanded :D

01-20-2014, 04:25 PM
Hi guys,

As already posted - it's a placeholder ad, should the game not be able to get the 'live' one - so sorry for any inconvenience this caused.

02-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Thanks Shade, it's happeneing in SC Blacklist now too...so it's not affecting gameplay or postgame experience, right?